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Grateful Dead Live at The Omni on 1973-12-12




Set 1

The Promised Land, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Don't Ease Me In, Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, El Paso, Peggy-O, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, Big River, Deal, Playing In The Band

Set 2

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Me And Bobby McGee, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Greatest Story Ever Told, Row Jimmy, Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow, Wharf Rat > Me And My Uncle, Eyes Of The World,> Morning, Sugar Magnolia, E: Casey Jones

Sound check: Rip It Up. Blue Suede Shoes. Peggy-O, Jack Straw, Cumberland, 30 Days


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date December 12, 1973
Venue The Omni
Location Atlanta, GA

Source SBD -> Master Reel -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD
Lineage CD -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.22 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Notes

Notes:
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- This is a re-master of shnid=6023
-- Tape flip in Me And My Uncle
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Reviews

Reviewer: chris phillips - - January 19, 2014
Subject: choice cuts
I looked elsewhere reviewr
2/28 Dew, 3/28 Stella and Half Step, 6/10 HCS, 10/21 WRS, 10/29 Eyes
Bobby McGee is nice from The Omni, but '73 has already peaked, blowout ensues.
Reviewer: reviewr - - December 29, 2013
Subject: Fair for '73
Some nice versions of some songs, but it really doesn't matter - look elsewhere for what 1973 has to offer.
The 3 stars is based on the '72-'74 period. 4 stars considering their whole history.

EDIT: Speaking of 12/12...
See 12/12/69. Not the best ever, but real good. Better than this.
Reviewer: Stellablu122 - - March 4, 2013
Subject: Sleeper from December of '73
Many years ago I had a partial tape of the second set and man did I play that one to death.It is from the same source as this one.

The first set features many of the classics from this era and they are all played very well. The debut of Peggy-O is note worthy, and this show really starts to break out mid set.It ens with a very spacy and peaking PITB.

The second set is one of my favorites from this period. To begin with it is unique in the arrangement of songs blending the old with the new is very surprising and enjoyable ways.I think the 1/2 Step> Me & Bobby McGee exemplifies this as you have a seamless and subtle transition between the two, it is very sweet.

The China>Rider is foot stomping weaved in with flowing peaking energy and although maybe looser than other versions from this tour it is barn burner.

The GSET is exceptional and just rages. Its a highlight of the show for sure and Jerry is just scorching on it.

Things comes back down to Earth with a beautiful Row Jimmy. Keith is really nice on the Moog on this one.

The set ending marathon is why I love this show. Two HUGE Jerry ballads PLUS Eyes of the World.
The WRS>Let it Grow is nothing to sneeze at either.

The Morning Dew has Phil dropping massive bombs before the bridge and then this version takes on a sweetness with Jerry playing soft, twinkling, and lilting runs then finally explode into crashing wave after waves of rapid strumming notes.

That only is a thing of beauty.

Jerry actually broke a string on this one. Which on my old version featured Bob informing the audience of that rare feat.
But hey Morning Dew will do that to you sometimes :)
Reviewer: micah6vs8 - - February 25, 2013
Subject: Fine Jed Indeed
And the first Peggy-O
Reviewer: DaneBramage - - December 22, 2011
Subject: No Donna....First Peggy-O?
First of all, another fantastic Soundboard from Charlie Miller (he's like a rock star in these parts you know...)! Donna is noticably absent from this show. The soundcheck is cool to hear, especially Jerry during Peggy-O, "that's a C there Keith". I gather since the chord structure was being learned during soundcheck, that this is the first performance of Peggy-O, I may be wrong. The drums are much faster than later versions of the song also. Another great '73 show for some Holiday Cheer!
Reviewer: beatitondownonline - - May 29, 2011
Subject: Jed
Favorite Tennessee Jed here. They're having fun with it!
Reviewer: m3nicols - - June 16, 2010
Subject: that was a C right there
fun to listen to a soundcheck from back in the day, just havin fun. grand ol' setlist, playing is real loose and mellow, sound quality is great! i really dig this one.
Reviewer: sugareesalibi - - June 16, 2010
Subject: Well...
After listening to the other two available copies of this show I decided that Mr. Millers remaster was the most consistently listenable.

While his copy does have a pronounced hiss throughout the entire show he has managed to faze out the fading in and out found on the other copies (which for me, makes them hard to really get into).

That my two pence.

The show is great. Good to know that something this good came out of the Omni. Was always afraid that place was gonna cave in on me.
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